Katherine Gatza Zenus
Alicia Fajardo Noohi
Kelsey joined Jackson Spalding’s Dallas team in 2012, quickly earning a reputation as a relationship builder, both inside and outside of our office. She hit the ground running on a variety of accounts, including Mattress Firm and Lexus.
Always up for a challenge, Kelsey radiates poise under pressure, whether it’s riding shotgun with auto reporters doing 90 MPH around a racetrack or sacrificing her sneakers while pounding the pavement for an event in the scorching 117-degree Arizona sun.
Kelsey’s pre-JS experience includes internships with The Price Group in Lubbock and Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations in Houston.
She earned her degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, the first in her family to venture away from Longhorn territory. It was there that she met her college sweetheart, Clayton, who she later married in 2016. Jackson Spalding is what brought Kelsey to Dallas.
Originally from Houston, Kelsey spent most of her life in Thailand where she attended the International School of Bangkok. She says her biggest takeaway from her time in “The Land of Smiles” was the positive attitude of the Thai people. When you meet Kelsey, you can see that the country’s tagline informed her bubbly personality. She was honored to be selected for one of Jackson Spalding’s annual international exchanges, and will use this privilege to return to Bangkok to work with our PROI partner, Midas PR.
Kelsey loves spending time outdoors with her two spaniels, Jake and June. Whenever possible, she escapes to the wide-open spaces in South Texas with her family.